2010 - Tino Rangatiratanga wing

2010 - Tino Rangatiratanga wing

(side exhibition running from 2nd to 10th November)

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The Tino Rangatiratanga Wing started as a small exhibition to lure people to re-visit the main exhibition "An Organized Bunch of Colours" -that is, they would go to see these new artworks and, in so doing, have another look at the main exhibition. I aimed for simple artworks focusing on well-known stereotypes of Māori culture. While working away, it dawned on me that the Tino Rangatiratanga flag colours was a good theme for the collection, although I also incorporated an older portrait made on brown. When I paint there is lot of thinking going on in my head, and I had many thoughts about Māori and Māori culture. For this exhibition I restricted myself to a few artworks on mainly black, red and white colours, and we can leave it at this. Yet many other promising avenues came to my mind at the time, promising avenues to be explored in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this little wing, and I'm looking forward to explore those avenues in future artworks and exhibitions.